AVA CAD Specialist Training level 1 2017 – recent graduate Esther Rigg

In our sixteenth year of running the AVA CAD Specialist courses we are very proud to advise that we have able to help place 95% of the graduates into the industry. With close links to education AVA has a strong interest in bringing industry and education closer and the AVA CST course is one way of helping facilitate this.

AVA CAD Specialist Training courses are a great opportunity for designers to broaden their knowledge and to gain an understanding of our software and relevant industry processes, giving designers a crucial edge in interviews for jobs in our highly competitive industry.

Printed Textile Designer, Esther Rigg, attended our recent one week intensive course, after her good friend Amy Smith recommended AVA’s CST to her. Some of you may recognise Amy Smith as a previous winner of the AVA Texprint award, where she also took part in a weeks training here at AVA as her prize. This training course gave Amy the skills and contacts to get her foot in the door of industry and we are now pleased to advise that she is in full time employment using the AVA software in the industry.


Our latest designer Esther, studied for her MA at Nottingham Trent University. Studying Textile Design Innovation and from experience working in the textile industry, Esther has developed a strong knowledge of screen and digital printing processes to compliment her creative skills.

It’s clear to see she has a real talent, working with a range of skills within her work, using a variety of hand drawing, painting and collages to create colourful and contemporary designs, before scanning and using CAD to edit, manipulate and put artworks into repeat.

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Esther is currently working freelance creating prints for fashion and interiors, after completing our software modules Create & Repeat, Quick Separation, Colour and Materialize this will only add value to her existing skills and talent.

If you are interested in reading more about Esther here is a link to her CV.

To view some of Esther’s work, follow this link.

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